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Holiday Courses

Durham School offers a range of courses for young people during Easter and Summer Holidays.  Programmes are open to everyone, including boys and girls who are not current pupils at the School.

Summer Fun

Fun packed courses for young learners aged 5-11.  

This is a non-residential programme which students attend from 09:00 – 16:00 from Monday to Friday between 19 July to 20 August 2021.

All fun, no textbooks or online videos, just great experiential learning. The morning includes a full range of subjects including Maths, English, Science, Humanities, Drama, Art and Design, all taught in exciting and innovative ways by qualified primary school teachers in our outdoor classroom spaces or in specialist teaching areas like labs or our Theatre.


After a hot lunch served in our historic “Big School” dining room (like Hogwarts but with fewer owls!) Pupils will then engage in a range of fun sporting activities including: hockey, tennis, rugby, football, cricket, basketball, orienteering, and ball skills.


The day will end with a session in our own swimming pool.  Water based activities will include learning to swim, stroke technique, learning to dive, water polo and personal survival. All activities will be age appropriate and lead by experienced qualified sports coaches.


Themed Weeks

Each week will have its own theme – this way young people can attend for any number of days, weeks or the whole programme without repeating the same sessions.


The Summer School is split into groups across Key Stages 1&2 to ensure learning is tailored to the National Curriculum.  Key Stage 1 – Y1&2      Key Stage 2 – Y3&4 and Key Stage 2 – Y5&6


Week Theme Dates
Week 1 Olympics                   Monday 19th July – Friday 23rd July 2021
Week 2 Durham Monday 26th July – Friday 30th July
Week 3 Nature Monday 2nd August – Friday 6th August
Week 4 Ancient Civilisations Monday 9th August – Friday 13th August
Week 5 Space Monday 16th August – Friday 20th August

Sessions start from £40 a day (including lunch and snacks) 

Book in full weeks and save 10% - £180


We also accept childcare vouchers. Unfortunately we cannot accept online payment with these vouchers.  Please contact to make your booking if you wish to book using Child Care Vouchers.


To book please complete the form below.

Summer Swimming


Summer Fun 2021 (3.23Mb)

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